Photo Suomen Kansallisteatteri (c) Johanna Sandborg
Punch Up! - Resistance & Glitter
Punch Up! is a fierce variety show filled with the best in drag, stand-up comedy, and burlesque.
Punch Up! is a fierce variety show filled with the best in drag, stand-up comedy, and burlesque. Every show is a uniquely curated glittery dream filled with acts that are hilarious, sexy, thought-provoking, gender-twisting, binary-busting, and thoroughly unforgettable. Short performances dig deep into emotional landscapes that are simultaneously universal and very particular: anxiety, joy, hope, or love – while the audience gives back energy in a deliciously vicious, sexy cycle.
Created in 2018 by stand-up comedian and monologuist Juuso Kekkonen, stand-up comedian and performance artist James Lórien MacDonald, and queer drag artist and producer Mira Eskelinen, Punch Up! has become a show like no other. Bringing together dazzling performers in drag, burlesque, and stand-up comedy, Punch Up! shines a light on the talent and passion to be found in these undervalued art forms.
The heart and soul behind the glamour is what makes the show work everywhere from the most darkly-lit corners of unsavoury bars to Finland’s National Theatre Main stage, and we want you here for this treat that will leave you feeling shook up, turned on, raw, and definitely alive.
Vallila National Theatre / Vallilan Kansallisteatteri
4.3.2022 at 18.00
Tickets 40/25€ from Lippupiste
Performed in English, duration 2 h incl. intermission